Wilkes University
  • 06-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • University Police Department
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employer Paid Life Insurance, Retirement, Paid time off, Tuition Benefits


Wilkes University invites applicants for an ACT 120 certified Police Officer in the University Police Department. The position is responsible for providing police services for the Wilkes University community and for protecting Wilkes University property. Applicants must have successfully completed Act 120 training or its equivalent. Applicants must successfully pass the MPOETC certification examination, a physical examination, psychological test, criminal history check, firearms qualification and background investigation.

The successful candidate is responsible for providing safety, security and law enforcement services to the University community. The individual is responsible for providing a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Successful candidates will enforce University policies and procedures, local ordinances and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. Campus Police Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community oriented public safety programming.

This position requires a high school diploma or GED with either two years of police experience or any equivalent experience or training. Applicants must have successfully completed Act 120 training or its equivalent. Applicants must successfully pass a physical examination, psychological test, criminal history check, firearms qualification and background investigation required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Wilkes University offers a competitive salary plus a complete benefits package, including medical, dental and tuition remission.

Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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